Towards a Multi-Resolution Archaeology: Reframing the Role of 3D Models in the Study of Ancient Space

Research Seminar

  • Date: Jul 6, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Giacomo Landeschi
  • Location: Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, 00187 Rome and online
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Towards a Multi-Resolution Archaeology: Reframing the Role of 3D Models in the Study of Ancient Space
This talk will discuss theoretical and methodological aspects related to 3D modelling in archaeology and cultural heritage, drawing upon a selection of case studies from Pompeii, where emerging techniques including VR-based Eye-Tracking and 3D GIS have been introduced.

3D models have long been employed in archaeology and cultural heritage as a tool for communication and dissemination of different content categories. 3D computer graphics-based applications, including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR) are just some examples of possible ways to visually represent spatial data related to an archaeological landscape, a single monument or even a small artefact. Nevertheless, a real discussion on the heuristic value of 3D models and 3D modelling as interpretative tools has yet to come. Drawing upon a selection of archaeological case studies, the present paper will reflect and discuss about advantages, pitfalls and opportunities related to the use of 3D modelling and other emerging technologies such as VR-based Eye-Tracking and 3D GIS for the study of ancient space.

Giacomo Landeschi is Associate Professor of Archaeology and researcher at Lund University. His current research focuses on the way digital technologies impact landscape and site interpretation and the use of 3D spatial analysis to investigate the social dimension of the ancient space. He has been teaching BA and MA-level courses in digital archaeology at several institutions including Lund University, Umeå University, and the University of Copenhagen. Among other publications, Landeschi recently co-authored ‘Capturing the Senses - Digital Methods for Sensory Archaeologies’ (Springer, 2023) and ‘Archaeological 3D GIS’ (Routledge, 2022).

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Scientific Organization: Chiara Capulli, Elisabetta Scirocco

Image: VR-based Eye-Tracking session, with user's visual experience measured within the reconstructed Pompeian house of the Greek Epigrams(DARK Lab, Lund University)

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